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The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois
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Earthboxes at the Crust Restaurant

Posted by Ron Wolford -

We are moving forward with The Growing Connection (TGC)program. TGC uses the earthbox to connect students around the world through the growing of food. Currently, we are working with Chef's Michael Altenberg and Greg Kaminski. Michael and Greg are opening an organic based restaurant on the north side of Chicago.

With the help of students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, we are growing twelve cool season crops using earthboxes in the Ag. School greenhouse.The boxes were planted on January 17 and 18 and already have many sprouts.The earthboxes will be on display at Crust in February. As part of the restaurant, a sunroom was added and the Chefs will continue to grow crops as they harvest them. Thank you Crust for helping us promote TGC. Grow and eat locally!

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